If you think some of your fellow Houstonians are taking a "wait and see" attitude when it comes to the Texans, you should see the rest of the country.
There's always just the slightest hint of disbelief in the voice of whatever NFL expert is picking them as a Super Bowl favorite -- they seem to know the team should be listed as such, based on all available evidence, but they just can't grasp the craziness of putting the words "Super Bowl" and "Texans" anywhere close to one another.
The marketplace seems to be having the same problem.
Normally Monday Night Football is the league's glamour game, just behind the Sunday-night match-up.
So the chance to check out what some are calling the best team in the NFL, at a high-profile game, with plenty of time for tailgating and whatever decadence Jets fans count as pre-gaming, would seem to be the recipe for a hot ticket.
Not so much, as it turns out. Stub Hub can get you seats for fourteen bucks.
Sure, they're crappy seats, high up in the end zone, but $14? You might pay more in a sports-bar cover charge tonight here in town.
And the bargains aren't limited to just the bad seats. Thousands of seats are available, and will presumably be picked up by the Jets so the game can be televised locally.
How much of this is due to the Jets horrendously sucking as opposed to the Tex -- it's mostly due to the Jets horrendously sucking.
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If the team was performing anywhere near adequately, ticket sales wouldn't be a problem.
Still, it shows how far the Texans have yet to go in terms of showing up on the casual NFL fan's radar.
We guess a Super Bowl appearance (win?) would change that.